Welcome to M.S. in Counseling, Option in School Psychology
The Master of Science Degree in Counseling, Option in School Psychology, is designed for graduate students who plan to work as school psychologists who will focus on the psychoeducational development of individuals from birth to age 21, their abilities and potentialities, biological, emotional, behavioral, and cultural factors that influence the learning process. Candidates who earn the master’s degree with this option also qualify for the Pupil Personnel Services credential with Advanced Specialization in School Psychology and Advanced Specialization in Child Welfare and Attendance Services.
We offer a 3-year, full time program of study. Students should expect most classes to be completed in the evening hours and to be on campus 2-4 days/week.
The M.S. in Counseling option in School Psychology is accredited by the National Association of School Psychologists, the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, and the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.
In addition to University requirements for admission to graduate study, students:
- must have a 2.75 GPA in the last 60 semester units or 90 quarter units attempted
- submit the Division and College application forms
- complete an undergraduate level statistics class (can be completed the summer prior to enrollment or during first year in the program)
Applications are considered once a year for admission to the Fall Semester.
Prospective Student Information Sessions:
- September 28, 2017, 6-7 PM, King Hall B1019
- October 26, 2017, 6-7 PM, King Hall B1019
- November 20, 2017, 7:30-8:30 PM, Location TBD
Prospective students may also join the information sessions remotely (online), using Zoom. Prior to the scheduled information sessions, please download the Zoom application: https://zoom.us/download
After downloading the Zoom application, to join the information sessions online, go to the following link at the time of the scheduled information session: https://calstatela.zoom.us/j/658384931
Master of Science Degree in Counseling, Option in School Psychology